World Fuel Services and ExxonMobil Aviation Announce the Avitat Premier Card

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New VIP card offers flight departments recognition, special fuel pricing, and discounted services; card can be used at participating ExxonMobil Aviation-branded Avitat FBO locations in U.S. and Bahamas

World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) and ExxonMobil Aviation have partnered together to launch the Avitat Premier Card program. This new affinity card was made available in October 2010 and can be used to obtain discounted fuel and aviation-related services at participating Exxon and ExxonMobil Aviation-branded Avitat FBO locations throughout the United States and the Bahamas.

"This type of VIP card program is really the first of its kind in the industry," said Summer Austin, director of FBO development for World Fuel Services. "The Avitat Premier Card is an excellent marketing tool for this diverse group of FBOs to reach out to clients and to offer service and savings across the network. World Fuel is in a unique position to support ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats in this endeavor, and we are excited to partner with people known for making customer service a priority."

Customers who carry the Avitat Premier Card will receive special recognition as an Avitat VIP client within the FBO network. In conjunction with a sales order issued by World Fuel, this recognition will give customers access to special pricing, offers, and services at participating locations when they identify themselves as members. Flight departments that join the Avitat Premier Card program will also be given access to contract fuel at more than 1,600 locations globally through the World Fuel Services FBO network.

"As one of the largest suppliers of jet fuel in the world, we at ExxonMobil Aviation always strive for excellence in everything we do, and our Avitat FBO network is no exception," said Patricia Tolbert, Global GA Programs and Cards Manager for ExxonMobil Aviation. "To be part of ExxonMobil Aviation's premier network, FBOs must provide a very high level of aircraft service along with premier pilot and passenger care. Our new Avitat Premier Card is just one example of how we help our FBO network take service to the next level."

"The new Avitat Premier Card program is the direct result of ongoing efforts by the Avitat Council to meet the needs of the Avitat network and to help operators expand their businesses," said Alain Champonnois of Skyservice FBO-Avitat Toronto and chairman of the Avitat Council. "By partnering with World Fuel Services, we are opening the door for the Avitat network to increase its exposure in the industry while providing its customers with the benefits and services that VIP clients should expect to receive."

Those interested in carrying the Avitat Premier Card can get more information at any Avitat FBO, apply for the card directly online at, or call World Fuel Services at +1.800.333.3563 or +1.281.556.2400.

For more information, visit the ExxonMobil - Avitat booth (#6736) or the World Fuel Services booth (#5636) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, October 19 - 21 in the Georgia World Congress Center. There will also be a cake-cutting celebration with formal announcement and photo opportunity at 2:15 pm on Wednesday, October 20th in the ExxonMobil - Avitat booth (#6736). All convention attendees and media are invited to attend.

About World Fuel Services Corporation
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a leading global fuel logistics company, principally engaged in the marketing, sale and distribution of marine, aviation, and land fuel products, as well as related services. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 6,000 locations in 200 countries, including airports, seaports, tanker truck loading terminals and other customer storage locations. With 44 strategically located global offices, World Fuel Services offers its clients a value-added outsource service for the supply, quality control, logistical support, and price risk management of marine, aviation, and land fuel. For more information, call (305) 428-8000 or visit


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